July 31, 2018

Round 9 Update – Over to Avondale

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach The final road trip of the season saw the Botany Swarm remain in Auckland but head West to face the Admirals at Paradice Avondale. With two games slated for Saturday and Sunday night and playoff implications for both […]
July 24, 2018

Round 8 Update – Back to Back Games in Auckland

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Home sweet home! After a lengthy road swing through Queenstown and Christchurch followed by a bye week, the Swarm were back in action on home ice against the Dunedin Thunder. Heading into the weekend, the Swarm led the […]
July 22, 2018

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Logan Fraser Game #50

Congratulations to  Logan Fraser on achieving his 50th game for the Botany Swarm. Logan played his milestone game against The Dunedin Thunder on Saturday 21 July. He started playing for the Swarm in 2014, and at 16 years old in his first season was one of the […]
July 21, 2018

We LOVE our Swarm Volunteers!!

Josh Kretschmar has been volunteering for the Botany Swarm since the beginning of the 2016 season. He started off controlling the replay machine and the scoreboard and was involved in the final season of Jez Brown’s involvement with the game livestreaming. Jez had all the expertise, and Josh just followed […]
July 10, 2018

Round 6 Update – Crunch Time in Christchurch

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Rounding out a four game road trip, the Botany Swarm were in Christchurch to take on the Canterbury Red Devils in a pair of round 6 games. Both games were must wins for the Swarm in order to […]
July 6, 2018

Travis Crickard appointed Botany Swam Interim General Manager

We originally introduced Travis Crickard back in December 2017 as the Botany Swarm’s Assistant Coach, but he’s taken on more responsibility for the team during the 2018 New Zealand Ice Hockey League season. Travis has recently been appointed as Interim General Manager for the remainder of the […]
July 2, 2018

Round 5 Update – On the Road in Queenstown

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Heading to Queenstown for the weekend as a regular tourist usually means the days will be filled with skiing, wine, and other adventure. For the Botany Swarm, it was back to work with a pair of games against […]
June 29, 2018

Our Swarm Volunteers ARE THE BEST!!

Belinda Sims is one of our regular Botany Swarm volunteers. You’ll most likely spot Belinda behind the check-in desk as you walk through the front doors of The Hive. She’s the one with the great big supportive smile who’ll welcome  you to each game during the season. […]
June 23, 2018

Round 4 Update – Two Games, Two Weekends in Auckland

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach After the road trip to Dunedin, the Botany Swarm were back home for a pair of game against the West Auckland Admirals. A typical NZIHL round would see opponents play each in back to back games, however, with […]